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Sims 4 making screen flicker

by mydeskisamess

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Sims 4 making screen flicker

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I just downloaded Sims 4 from disks I bought awhile ago.  The game loads fine onto my computer (running Windows 10,) but when I open the game itself up, and it starts running, the top 1/3 of the screen is taken up by what looks like intermittent, diagonally-running static made up of huge pixels.  This also happened when I downloaded the game directly from Origins, as well.  (I downloaded both ways, hoping one would work.)


Could this be happening because I have a sucky graphics card?  Is it a Known Thing that happens that someone might have some way to fix?


Just as a note, I'm a complete idiot when it comes to computers, so if anybody has any help for me, could you please tell me in terms a moderately intelligent chimp could understand?  Standard smile


Thank you!

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Re: Sims 4 making screen flicker

@mydeskisamess  I've moved your post to the Sims 4 tech section, where you'll get game specific help.


I don't work for EA. I'm just trying to help fellow players with their games.
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Re: Sims 4 making screen flicker


Hi @mydeskisamess 


do you have this issue only in the Sims or with other games as well ?


Could you post your Computer's DxDiag?

To gather a DxDiag on your computer, please follow the steps here:

You can attach the txt file to your post directly.

Happy Gaming


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